NSW Ombudsman releases damning report on water administration

Ombudsman reveals three previous reports provided to NSW government were buried

The NSW Ombudsman has released a damning report into maladministration of the state’s water portfolio, revealing that three previous reports provided to the government were buried.The ombudsman has taken the unusual step of lodging a special report directly with the NSW parliament, in a bid to expose what it describes as “serious system failures” in the management of the state’s water policy.The report, which spans a current investigation and three earlier ones over the last decade, reveals c...